White, grey, greige. I love these colors and have them in my home, but they’re all I seem to see on Pinterest and in magazines anymore. White walls are especially linked with farmhouse style, but many old farmhouses were often places full of color and pattern. Victorian farmhouses like mine were often originally decorated with dark stained trim and patterned wallpaper. We discovered layers of patterned wallpaper downstairs while the upstairs bedrooms were painted in shades of green, blue and pink.
I’m interested in bringing some color back into this happy home of ours and aqua is one of my favorite shades. This color looks great in both new houses and historic homes. In fact, the famed “haint blue” color of painted Victorian porch ceilings is generally a shade of aqua or light blue. Continue reading →